WHAT'S ON

17th - 20th November 2021

THE WELLINGTON ROOMS

£14 (plus a £1 booking fee)

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by John Weidman

Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert Jr

ASSASSINS

ASSASSINS

A HAOS Productions Musical

"All you have to do is move your little finger, and you can change the world"

What happens when the opportunity to peruse dreams becomes an entitlement to have those dreams fulfilled ? And when your voice can't be heard and your dreams don't materialise, what do you do ? You do the only thing you can do; You kill the President


Written by Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd; Into The Woods; Company), this seductive dark comedy explores the power of the celebrity, the American dream and the President.


Set in fairground limbo, a sinister proprietor introduces a group of nine disenfranchised misfits to a macabre shooting gallery, where their problems can be solved and their dreams realised by simply shooting the President - "HIT THE PREZ, WIN A PRIZE"


Over the next 100 minutes we are introduced to each of them, and witness the motives and madness that led them to trying, sometimes successfully, to assassinate their President - culminating in a spine-tingling climax of an event that defined a generation; the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Think they're monsters ? Think you've nothing in common with them ? Think again !!


November 2020 not only marks the 57th anniversary of JFK's death but an eagerly anticipated Presidential election. HAOS Productions is therefore proud to present this rarely-performed yet highly acclaimed musical, from the pen of a living legend in his ninetieth year.


*Please note this production was rescheduled from November 2020 to March 2021 and then again to November 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.


This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

Please note that as a result of moving this production from Autumn 2020 to Autumn 2021 some of the casting has be re-organised to accomodate availability.


Cast

The Proprietor - Lee Cannon (Stepping in for Becki Thompson)

Leon Czolgosz - Ben Burgin

John Wilkes Booth - Richard Whyte

Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald - Ashley Wade

Sam Byck - Chris Walker

Charles Guiteau - Colin Harris

John Hinkley - Joseph Mitchell

Giuseppe Zangara - Leon Waksberg

Lynette Fromme -  Becki Thompson (Stepping in for Daisy Crossley)

Sara Jane Moore - Louise Whyte

Bystanders

Rachel Woffenden,

Ian Smith,

Kathryn Sullivan,

Faye Jones,

Jason Jones


Creatives

Director - Richard Armstrong

Musical Director - Tony Dylak

Technical Coordinator - Ben Smith


Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by John Weidman


ASSASSINS is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. - New York City produced ASSASSINS Off-Broadway in 1990

Orchestrations by Michael Starobin

We are still looking for people to support on set design, prop's, backstage, front of house, lighting and other venue/event support.


Please visit our volunteer pages for examples on how people like to get involved with the production, and get in touch with us via any of the get in touch links.

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*Please note this production was rescheduled from November 2020 to November 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. 


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Wednesday 17th November  -  8pm

Thursday 18th November  -  8pm

Friday 19th November  -  8pm

Saturday 20th November  -  5pm

Saturday 20th November  -  8pm


This event Is an unallocated seating event. When we recommence pre-production and have more details of the exact seating layout we will post a seating layout image here for your interest.


We recommend that any patrons who want to secure the very best seats arrive early. The auditorium doors will open 15 minutes before the production start time, however it is our intention to ensure that all seats have a great view.


There are no concessions available for this production, every seat is £14 and is subject to a Ticketsource £1 booking fee which is applied by the ticket handler at the point of purchase. Any tickets bought on the door or with cash direct with the society are still subject to this ticket fee unfortunately, this is enforced by Ticketsource. We thank you for your understanding regarding this restriction.



Take a look at our virtual flashmob video made by the cast in lockdown as an initial method of announcing the original cast line-up


*Please note this production was rescheduled from November 2020 to March 2021 and then again to November 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.

Meet the original HAOS 2020 cast of Assassins the musical (in lockdown)